Driver, Gisel celebrate August wedding
March 13, 2001
Miss Heather Alene Driver of Craig became the wife of Phillip David Gisel of Independence, Mo., in a candlelight ceremony held in the chapel of The Center of Craig on Aug. 12, 2000.
Heather is the daughter of Tim and J’Lea Driver of Craig. Phill is the son of Cathy Gisel and David Gisel of Independence, Mo.
Jonathan Bugay and Jason Bugay, cousins of the bride, escorted the guests to their seats to selections played by harpist Charleah Firestone. Josh Driver, brother of the bride, played an original composition on the keyboard while the mothers were being seated.
Escorted by her father, the bride entered to “Ave Maria”.
Harmony Driver, sister of the bride, and Sadie Bugay, cousin of the bride, served as bridesmaids. Catherine Phillips, friend of the groom from Searcy, Ark., and Kirstin Richardson, friend of the bride from Craig, served as the flower girls.
The groom was attended by Ryan Summers of Clinton, Mo, and Eric Chin of Searcy, Ark. Matthew Phillips, friend of the groom from Searcy, served as ring bearer. He carried the wedding rings on the pillow that was used in the wedding of the bride’s parents.
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Tim Driver, father of the bride, conducted the double ring ceremony. After reading a tribute to their mothers, Heather and Phill presented each other with a white rose. The mothers lit family candles before the bride and groom lit the unity candle. After the couple had recited their vows, Harmony Driver read “The Blessing of the Apache”.
The reception was also held at the Center of Craig. Kala Bugay, Mary King, and Vannah Martin, aunts of the bride, served the guests appetizers and punch. The five-tiered wedding cake, was made by Kala Bugay and decorated by the bride, her mother, Sadie Bugay, and Jennifer Albert. Kelley and Shelley Gisel, sisters of the groom, served the cake.
Decorations and flower arrangements were made by Jennifer Albert, Cathy Gisel, and Fern Driver. Julie Manzella, Amber Keilers, and Diane Vacogiannis opened gifts for couple.
The couple spent their honeymoon in Estes Park, Colo., before returning to Searcy for Phill to complete school.